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Vittek on song for Slovakia

Published: Saturday 11 October 2003, 17.57CET
Liechtenstein 0-2 Slovakia Robert Vittek scores twice as Slovakia defeat bottom side.

Match statistics

LiechtensteinSlovakia

Goals scored0
2
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Saturday 11 October 2003, 17.57CET

Vittek on song for Slovakia

Liechtenstein 0-2 Slovakia Robert Vittek scores twice as Slovakia defeat bottom side.

Robert Vittek made sure Slovakia finished their UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying campaign on a high note by scoring both goals in a 2-0 defeat of Liechtenstein at the Rheinpark stadium in Vaduz.

Situation unchanged
Both sides were out of the running for a place in the final tournament in Portugal next summer before kick-off and the result did nothing to affect either team's position in the Group 7 standings. Slovakia ended up in third place on ten points while Liechtenstein remained bottom, having collected a solitary point from their eight matches.

Vittek decisive
Vittek, on loan at FC Nürnberg from ŠK Slovan Bratislava, was recalled to the starting lineup by coach Ladislav Jurkemik in place of Marek Mintál and it was a decision which proved successful as the striker inspired the victory, providing a font of vision and clever touches all evening.

Hard work
The home team, however, ensured their visitors were made to toil for the triumph and offered stern resistance in the first half, repelling a succession of attacks before eventually succumbing to a 40th-minute effort from the irrepressible Vittek.

Unenviable task
It was the same player who collected the second goal eleven minutes into the second half. The victory will nevertheless do nothing to compensate for Slovakia's disappointment at having lost all four matches against England and Turkey, the group winners and runners-up respectively.

Last updated: 12/10/03 13.32CET

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Lineups

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Slovakia

Slovakia

1
HeebMartin Heeb (GK)
1
KönigMiroslav König (GK) (C)
2
M. TelserMartin Telser
2
KlimplMaroš Klimpl
Yellow Card51
3
MaierhoferSandro Maierhofer
3
LeitnerVladimír Leitner
4
HaslerDaniel Hasler (C)
4
LabantBranislav Labant
5
Mic. StocklasaMichael Stocklasa
5
VargaStanislav Varga
6
RitterChristof Ritter
6
ZabavníkRadoslav Zabavník
7
BeckThomas Beck
Substitution46
7
KiselKarol Kisel
Substitution46
8
Matthias BeckMatthias Beck
Substitution46
8
NémethSzilárd Németh
Substitution76
9
D'EliaFabio D'Elia
Yellow Card39
Substitution76
9
MichalíkRastislav Michalík
Substitution84
10
FrickMario Frick
Yellow Card80
10
JanočkoVladimír Janočko
Yellow Card90+2
11
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
11
VittekRóbert Vittek
Goal40
Goal56

Substitutes

12
SteubleDaniel Steuble (GK)
12
RzeszotoBranislav Rzeszoto (GK)
15
R. BeckRoger Beck
Substitution46
14
BabničPeter Babnič
Substitution84
16
R. BüchelRonny Büchel
Substitution76
15
OravecTomáš Oravec
Substitution76
18
RohrerRaphael Rohrer
Substitution46
16
UrbanRudolf Urban
Substitution46
13
OspeltJürgen Ospelt
13
LabantVladimír Labant
14
VogtFranz-Josef Vogt
17
MintálMarek Mintál
17
Thomas NiggThomas Nigg
18
SninskýDušan Sninský

Coach

Walter Hörmann (AUT) Ladislav Jurkemik (SVK)

Referee

Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)

Assistant referees

Markku Tiensuu (FIN), Taavi Sulander (FIN)

Fourth official

Petteri Kari (FIN)

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